Xavier F. Salomon

Xavier F. Salomon is the Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, a post he assumed in January of 2014. More »

Cocktails with a Curator: Rembrandt's 'Polish Rider'

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In this episode of "Cocktails with a Curator," Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, hosts us again for happy hour at his apartment. The subject of tonight's presentation is the mysterious "Polish Rider " by Rembrandt, and the complementary cocktail is the Szarlotka, a Polish drink made with Żubrówka (vodka infused with bison grass).

Cocktail Recipe
Szarlotka
1/3 iced Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka
2/3 chilled freshly pressed apple juice/cider
pinch of ground cinnamon

Paul Arnhold in Conversation with Xavier Salomon

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On February 20, Paul Arnhold, the grandson of the late collector and philanthropist Henry Arnhold, sat down with Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon to discuss Paul’s personal connection to the pieces featured in the exhibition Henry Arnhold's Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector.

Cocktails with a Curator: Bellini's 'St. Francis in the Desert'

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In the first episode of "Cocktails with a Curator," Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, hosts us for happy hour at his apartment. The subject of tonight's presentation is the Frick's beloved painting St. Francis in the Desert by Giovanni Bellini, and the complementary cocktail is the Manhattan.

Cocktail Recipe
Xavier's Manhattan
1/2 Italian Vermouth
1/2 Bourbon
Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass
Maraschino cherry

Xavier F. Salomon: "The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto”

The frescoed ceilings commissioned by Count Carlo Archinto for his palace in Milan were among the masterpieces of Giambattista Tiepolo’s early career and are the subject of the current special exhibition. This lecture examines the history of the frescoes within the broader context of the Archinto family and their palace.

Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto

Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the exhibition Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto, on view at The Frick Collection from April 16, 2019, through July 14, 2019.

Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome

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Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the exhibition Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome on view at The Frick Collection from October 31, 2018 through January 20, 2019. 

Alvar González-Palacios in conversation with Xavier F. Salomon: "The Art and Life of Luigi Valadier"

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In conjunction with the special exhibition Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome, internationally renowned Valadier expert Alvar González-Palacios discusses Valadier’s remarkable life and work, as well as his own experience as curator of the exhibition and author of the first complete monograph of the artist’s extraordinary oeuvre.

This program is made possible by Ayesha Bulchandani.

Canova’s George Washington

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Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the current exhibition, Canova’s George Washington, on view at The Frick Collection from May 23, 2018 to September 23, 2018.

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